Efforts to introduce more young women in Savannah Chatham County Public Schools to technology and coding began in 2017 when Sage Batchelor, a then local middle-school student, started a Girls Who Code Club and partnered with The Creative Coast to support her efforts.
In 2020, that partnership evolved into a very successful Savannah-based program known as Girls Code Games, where technology and coding concepts were taught primarily through creating MIT Scratch-based video games alongside exploring coding and technology concepts related to STEM-based careers and fields.
From building websites and apps to coding data analytics and algorithms, Girls Code Savannah attendees will begin a journey of building the basic coding skill sets underlying modern, real-world technologies used to build and grow businesses, increase knowledge, enhance productivity, improve our health and wealth, and even save the planet.
As our technology, entrepreneurial, and industrial business communities in Savannah continue to grow, we also aim to inspire girls in our community to continue to advance their technology and coding education and to consider the many benefits of pursuing high-impact and high-income STEM-based jobs and careers. Looking to the future, our goal is to help plant the seeds that one day allow our community to claim, in fact, Girls Code Savannah indeed.